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Recognition: Team Alumnus Accepted into Medical School!

Michelle Shea

Rootstown, OH

June 2012

Michelle Shea, former member of the "Helping Others" team, has accepted an offer of enrollment with the Northeast Ohio Medical College (NEOMED). This fall Michelle will begin her career toward becoming a medical doctor.


Presentation: The Research Society on Alcoholism Annual Meeting

Maria E. Pagano, PhD

San Francisco, CA.

June 2012

A new poster abstract titled, "Assessing Youth Participation in AA-Related Helping: Validity of the Service to Others in Sobriety (SOS) Questionnaire in an Adolescent Sample," was accepted for presentation at The Research Society on Alcoholism annual meeting. The results show the utility of the SOS in gauging levels of Alcoholics Anonymous-related Helping (AAH) participation. Identifying levels of AAH participation may enhance treatment planning, identify accessible service opportunities, and facilitate juveniles' community re-entry.

Pagano, M.E., Kelly, J.F., Scur, M.D., Ionescu, R., Carter, R.R., Stout, R.L., & Post, S.G. (June, 2012). Assessing Youth Participation in AA-Related Helping: Validity of the Service to Others in Sobriety (SOS) Questionnaire in an Adolescent Sample. Presentation at the 35th annual Research Society on Alcoholism Scientific Meeting in San Francisco, CA.


Presentation: The College on Problems of Drug Dependence Annual Scientific Meeting

Michael D. Scur

Palm Springs, Ca.

June 2012

Poster abstract titled: "High Risk Behaviors and Infectious Disease Spread among Adolescents" was accepted for presentation at the 2012 College on Problems of Drug Dependence annual Scientific Meeting. This presentation explores the prevalence of risk behaviors and infectious disease among youths and highlights behaviors that are most predictive of disease patterns.

Scur, M.D., Pagano, M.E., Rodriguez, B.F., Lancaster, S.L., Melka, S.E. (June, 2012) High Risk Behaviors and Infectious Disease Spread Among Adolescents. Presentation at the 74th College on Problems of Drug Dependence Annual Meeting in Palm Spring, CA.

Michael Scur College on Problems of Drug Dependence 2012

Award: SOURCE Funded Project

Paige Veta

Case Western Reserve University

June 2012

Undergraduate Psychology student Ms. Paige Veta continues to work on her SOURCE funded project entitled, ''Does Increased God-Consciousness During Chemical Dependency Treatment Increase Youths' Care of Self and Others?'' This project explores the link between God consciousness and care for self and examines whether increased God consciousness is associated with increased care for self and others.